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by mr.fred
29 Nov 2021, 20:23
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1810
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

RunningStrong wrote: 29 Nov 2021, 12:57 Point defence systems tend to move rapidly to create a wall of flak. You wouldn't want to be inside.
Turret crew tend to be close to the centre of rotation so I wouldn’t expect problematic accelerations to arise from turret movement.
by mr.fred
29 Nov 2021, 20:11
Forum: British Army
Topic: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments
Replies: 592
Views: 198374
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Re: Royal Artillery/Royal Horse Artillery future developments

BB85 wrote: 28 Nov 2021, 21:29 The 105 light gun is completely obsolete against any professional army
Like the US Army, whose M119 is outperformed by the L118?
BB85 wrote: 28 Nov 2021, 21:29 the only reason it wasn't replaced 15 years ago
With what?
by mr.fred
29 Nov 2021, 12:30
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1810
Views: 400269
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Yeah, it would be interesting to see how capable the air burst rounds are to counter of UAVs and helicopters could they even counter an incoming missile as Thales are working on a CIWS version. That's bound to require an unmanned turret for that option though. Why would it require an unmanned turret?
by mr.fred
29 Nov 2021, 09:59
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1810
Views: 400269
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

… if Jaguar price is 1 million euro… It isn’t. It was €6m each to the Belgians. The Jaguar seems to have bee the model for the the T31 contract - build us an armoured vehicle for EUR1 million, then we can bolt on all the stuff that makes it useful afterwards Yes, the expensive stuff like sights, we...
by mr.fred
28 Nov 2021, 22:25
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1810
Views: 400269
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

BB85 wrote: 28 Nov 2021, 21:40 … if Jaguar price is 1 million euro…
It isn’t. It was €6m each to the Belgians.
by mr.fred
19 Nov 2021, 15:40
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2196
Views: 569494
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

there's a load of circumstances that would disable the chassis and leave the module unaffected. I guess we'll see if the the Boxer armies pick up this capability. What circumstances though? I’m having difficulty thinking of any that wouldn’t be better addressed by repairing the chassis or simply br...
by mr.fred
19 Nov 2021, 12:37
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2196
Views: 569494
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Ron5 wrote: 19 Nov 2021, 12:30 Seems Luddites are alive and well :D
If you can’t answer a question, that’s not the fault of the one asking the question, you know?
by mr.fred
19 Nov 2021, 12:10
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2196
Views: 569494
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

BB85 wrote: 19 Nov 2021, 12:05 I imagine this would be a lot easier to stick on an Atlas or C17 with a base vehicle and fly to Mali where a switch over could easily be made if a boxer was damaged by an IED.
If a Boxer is written off by an IED, what are the chances that the mission module is undamaged?
by mr.fred
19 Nov 2021, 10:20
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2196
Views: 569494
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Lord Jim wrote: 19 Nov 2021, 00:05 A great short video from Rheinmetall, posted on You Tube showing how the Mission Modules can be changed in the field;
But why would you ever want to do that?
On top of which, how much additional weight and cost does that drive into the design?
by mr.fred
12 Nov 2021, 18:53
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1810
Views: 400269
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

As reported by Aussie technical journalists, Ajax was rejected because a) they didn't like the turret, they had previously rejected it in the CRV program, b) their contacts in the British Army advised they should keep well clear, and c) was too small. I say Ajax because the vehicle supplied by GD f...
by mr.fred
11 Nov 2021, 21:34
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1810
Views: 400269
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

I would love to know how Ajax stacked up compared to Lynx and AS21 Redback. The Aussies where very quiet on why it didn't meet their requirements. I know the other two are technically IFV's but if the digital architecture is fully networked and allows them consume and process the same data to track...
by mr.fred
10 Nov 2021, 12:18
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1810
Views: 400269
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

I read up that RUSI article again last night. There definitely are issues with the hulls being fabricated outside of tolerance especially the initial 100. If that's the case how long would it take to fabricate new ones built to spec, strip the old hulls and assemble the new hulls where at least the...
by mr.fred
10 Nov 2021, 11:25
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1810
Views: 400269
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

For the hulls not to be square and outside tolerances, something must have been wrong with the jigs used, or how they were used. “Square” is also a measurement that tolerances apply to. If things are out of tolerance, that’s a problem, but generally not an insurmountable one. If it’s been found int...
by mr.fred
09 Nov 2021, 21:18
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1810
Views: 400269
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

I'm still lost how a hull and mounting points that would have been CNC machined cannot be perfectly square The hull isn’t machined out of a block of RHA, It’s a welded box. Welding tends to introduce variation. You can machine after welding, if you can get the machine to what you want cut. Also not...
by mr.fred
09 Nov 2021, 18:16
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1810
Views: 400269
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Regarding the hull, are the reports of the quality control being not up to scratch and hulls not being correctly aligned just lies? Surely if they aren't then that is going to affect the suspension etc. whilst the vehicle is moving? I’d suggest that the reports are often misrepresentations. Each ti...
by mr.fred
06 Nov 2021, 12:52
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2196
Views: 569494
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Lord Jim wrote:whilst have similar protection against other threats.
I’ve never seen a Boxer decked out in ERA.
by mr.fred
28 Oct 2021, 21:11
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1810
Views: 400269
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

whitelancer wrote:All the bloody acronyms they use serves to confuse as much as clarify.
I’m convinced that they mostly exist as a kind of slang to identify outsiders to the group.
by mr.fred
28 Oct 2021, 18:56
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1810
Views: 400269
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

WRSC program? what's that?
by mr.fred
25 Oct 2021, 20:44
Forum: Joint Service
Topic: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile
Replies: 111
Views: 40989
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Re: Martlet/Lightweight multirole missile

I would expect that any self-destruct timer would either be set after launch or feature an interlock that is disengaged on launch to avoid the embarrassment of the warhead detonating in the launch tube in the event of a misfire.
by mr.fred
24 Oct 2021, 22:03
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1810
Views: 400269
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

How much of the difference is likely to be the running gear, how much do you think is the weight and how much is other systems that light forces don’t have?
by mr.fred
23 Oct 2021, 15:24
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1810
Views: 400269
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

Ron5 wrote:He says that 245 CV90 III IFVs could be acquired for around 700 million.
He can say that if he likes but I don’t think it’s possible, considering the going unit cost for IFV acquisition tends to be closer to £10m. I mean, his low end is about half the price of Boxer.
by mr.fred
21 Oct 2021, 22:46
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1810
Views: 400269
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

ArmChairCivvy wrote:Shimmples? No?
No.
by mr.fred
20 Oct 2021, 18:21
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1810
Views: 400269
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

SD67 wrote:This is all before it has entered service, been thrashed, encountered an enemy and experienced weight growth. If it's not right on day one it never will be.
How many marks of Centurion, widely regarded as being the finest MBT ever made, were there? How many iterations of M1 Abrams or Leopard 2?
by mr.fred
20 Oct 2021, 14:59
Forum: British Army
Topic: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)
Replies: 2196
Views: 569494
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Re: Boxer / Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV)

Are you sure that's a Venom gun? The company hasn't claimed any firing from a Boxer as far as I know. The very recent trials were from a static mount. I don't recognize the vehicles number plate either. It’s a chain gun, most likely the M230LF. The gun condition indicator on the back is a dead give...
by mr.fred
20 Oct 2021, 14:55
Forum: British Army
Topic: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)
Replies: 1810
Views: 400269
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Re: Ajax Armoured Vehicles (British Army)

From the Times today. Not a fan of the paper but here it is for what it's worth .. It’s better to read the original statement on Hansard that the Times has selectively lifted text from: https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2021-10-18/debates/21101816000014/ArmouredCavalryProgrammeAjaxUpdate?highli...